Fetishes can take many forms, and may grant the user special abilities or give the user greater prowess in combat. Common and notable fetishes include Scar, Klaives, Bane Arrows, and Grand Klaives. There are also fetishes called talens that are more temporary and are consumed when they are used, such as for bullets or arrows. The Garou and other fera are the most prevalent users of fetishes, but are not alone in their use. In general, spirits are coaxed or bargained with in order to bind them to a fetish. Forcing them is considered disrespectful and only used as a last resort. However, spirits forcibly bound into talens are less of a problem, as they are temporary and the spirit is freed upon the talen's use.
Many mages use fetishes, particularly those of the Dreamspeakers Tradition; mages consider their fetishes to be a type of Wonder. Spirits are coaxed or forced into fetishes via similar means of chiminage, though the mages enable this with Spheres and rotes instead of the rites of the fera.